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List of famous people who majored in chemistry, including photos when available. This list of famous chemistry majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in chemistry. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in chemistry you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

People include everything from Kurt Vonnegut to Angela Merkel.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were chemistry majors?" and "Which famous people studied chemistry?"
Indra Nooyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Chemistry
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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She has consistently ranked among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2014, she was ranked 13 in the list of Forbes World's 100 most powerful women. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Chennai, India

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Chemistry
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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions, blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen, he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a pacifist intellectual, who often was critical of the society that he lived in. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Chemistry
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Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Chemistry
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Gordon Earle Moore is an American businessman and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2015, his net worth is $6.7 billion. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 90

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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